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[audio]AFRS-V-Disc-4
The Army was the original source of the V-Disc records, with their first  being issued in October of 1943.The Army’s V-Disc project provided a monthly 'care' package of music specially recorded for troops overseas. Soldiers fighting a far-flung war welcomed these musical snapshots of life back home.The V-Disc project actually began in June 1941, six months before the United States' involvement in World War II, when Captain Howard Bronson was assigned to the Army's Recreation and Welfare Secti...
Keywords: WWII; Bing Crosby; AFRS; OTR; Glenn Miller; Dick Haymes; Spike Jones; Lena Horne; Dinah Shore; Eddie Cantor; Tommy Dorsey; Frank Sinatra; Johnny Mercer; Bob Hope; Jazz; Big Band; Swing
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[audio]AFRS-V-Discs-3
The Army was the original source of the V-Disc records, with their first  being issued in October of 1943.The Army’s V-Disc project provided a monthly 'care' package of music specially recorded for troops overseas. Soldiers fighting a far-flung war welcomed these musical snapshots of life back home.
Keywords: WWII; Judy Garland; Glenn Miller; Charlie Spivak; Swing; Big Band; V-Disc; OTR; Harry James; Al Jolson; Tommy Dorsey; Woody Herman; Hoagy Carmichael; Ginny Simms; Johnny Mercer; Sammy Kaye; Mildred Bailey; Frank Sinatra; Andrews Sisters
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[audio]AFRS-08
The biggest names in Hollywood and Broadway recorded for AFRS during the war years, The American Forces Network can trace its origins back to May 26, 1942, when the War Department established the Armed Forces Radio Service (AFRS). The U.S. Army began broadcasting from London during World War II, using equipment and studio facilities borrowed from the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). The first transmission to U.S...
Keywords: AFRS; OTR; WWII; Sports Quiz; Sound Off; Blondie; Fanny Brice; Command Performance; Cary Grant; Judy Garland; Jubilee; Louis Armstrong; GI Journal; GI Journal; Bing Crosby; Abbott & Costello; Kay Kyser; Yank Swing Session; Johnny Mercer; Harry James; Count Basie; Fred Allen; Gypsy Rose Lee; Benny Goodman; Robert Young; Glenn Miller
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